Friday, May 23, 2008

Soundbite quickie

Much has been made of Barack Obama's statement that he would talk with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The spin varies, saying that this proves antisemitism, that this is a sign of weakness, that this is part of some weird conspiracy. All the spin ignores the single most important part of this issue - As President of the United States, Obama would talk to Ahmadinejad because Obama would be a world leader, and his job description requires interacting with other internationally significant figures.

I'm waiting for someone to say this publicly and bluntly.

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